Daily Mail/AFP: Myanmar threatens to descend into civil war as rebel groups warn they will retaliate against military junta after death toll of protesters passed 500
* Three armed groups warn they will fight with protesters if the violence continues * Military has fired live rounds and tear gas in a bloody crackdown on protesters * A watchdog for political prisoners says it knows of at least 510 civilian deaths
The death toll in Myanmar's military crackdown has passed 500 – prompting rebel groups to threaten they will shoot back at the junta if the bloodshed does not come to a stop, raising fears of a civil war.
Daily rallies since the military seized power on February 1 have been met with tear gas, rubber bullets and live rounds in a bloody crackdown by the generals.
The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) said it had confirmed a total of 510 civilian deaths but warned the true toll was probably significantly higher.
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WNU Editor: This is exactly how civil wars start.
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